"Deception Of The West." Kiev who gives for representatives of Donbass
The office of the President of Ukraine brought to Minsk talks representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk. The opposition has called it fraud and manipulation, which would only undermine the international reputation of the country. How Kiev is going to conduct the peace process with its own appointees, to understand RIA Novosti.
"Certain areas" of the Donetsk region will present a "famous journalist" Denis Kazansky and Serhiy Harmash, who in 2014 was forced to leave Donetsk, said the office of Vladimir Zelensky. From Luhansk region will come to Minsk President of the international public organizations of Luhansk region Vadim Goran and "famous doctor" Konstantin Libster.
"I must say that we oppose the recognition of special status ARDLE (special areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. — Approx. ed.) in the Constitution," wrote Kazan in the social network. Elections, in his opinion, should take place "only after obtaining control of the border" and strictly according to the Ukrainian laws. His colleague Garmash spoke in the same spirit — no negotiations with the DNI.
Ukrainian party "the Opposition platform For life" (opsi) stated that "official Kiev wants to give representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk and their appointees engage in dialogue with them". "The only purpose of the fake representatives of uncontrolled territories in the Minsk process is the deception of our European partners", — stressed in opsi, adding that these manipulations will only serve to undermine the international reputation of the country.
The self-proclaimed representative of the Donetsk national Republic (DND) in the contact group, Minister for foreign Affairs of the DPR Natalia Nikonorova expressed doubt that "the current status of persons brought by Kiev, their reputations" give them "the opportunity to realistically and honestly represent the interests of any society."
A former adviser to the Secretary of Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine on the issues of reintegration and reconstruction of Donbass Sergey Sivoho commented on the events: "We farther from peace." "It is the people in the TAG (the Trilateral contact group. — Approx. ed.). It seems that no one is going to agree. We are increasingly clogged in a remote and dark corner" — did not hide disappointment he is.
Sivoho — not a career bureaucrat and diplomat. A native and resident of Donetsk, he played in KVN, was considered a man Zelensky, as was the creative producer of "95 Quarter". Known to many in a parody of his stage persona fairy godmother. Coming in October 2019, the Advisor, he stated that he would work with the "big and dedicated team." "They, like me, immigrants from the Donbass, and we have a great desire to end this war, including in the head," he said.
But these hopes did not materialize. In March Sivoho tried to imagine Kyiv public with his "National reconciliation and unity". First he insulted a veteran of the regiment "Azov" Sergey Tamarin. Then the nationalists surrounded the Advisor and began to push, shouting "separable" and "clown". Sivoho fell.
In the end, he was fired — was asked by a group of deputies from Pro-presidential faction "servant of the people".
In Donetsk, the scandal was regarded as another evidence that Kiev sets the tone for the war party.
"The nationalists demonstrated that awaits anyone who will make at least a tentative step toward rethinking the essence of the conflict and its peaceful settlement," — said the head of the Central Executive Committee of the public movement "Donetsk Republic" Alexei Muratov. According to him, "while nationalists will be above the law and feel permissiveness in Ukraine, the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas is impossible."
Shortly before the incident with Sivoho at the Munich conference has offered the plan of peaceful settlement in the Donbass. He was to all the same the Minsk agreements.
But suddenly the Chairman of the event Wolfgang Ischinger was in the database of the site "Peacemaker" associated with the Ukrainian interior Ministry. He was charged with "violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."
And at the conference itself Zelensky said that he is not ready to dialogue with representatives of DNR and LC. To talk all he wanted with "civilians".
Kiev for a long time under different pretexts does not fulfill the political part of Minsk agreements. The obligation to hold decentralization of power and local elections in the region was still in the first version, "Minsk-1".
"Minsk-2" was supposed Amnesty participants of the conflict, liberation of all prisoners and constitutional reform in the country.
The document was signed by the Trilateral contact group of representatives of DND, LNR, Ukraine, the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe and Russia. Moscow has stressed that it is not a party to the conflict and perform only mediating functions.
Director of the Ukrainian Institute of policy Ruslan Bortnik believes that the new people in the contact group — "this is an attempt to exert pressure on the negotiating position of Russia and separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions". "Ukraine shows that we are ready to start from another point — let's decide who should be the negotiators in Minsk?" he said.
This, according to Bortnik, foreign policy, the purpose of Kiev. "And in domestic policy, the government expects, on the one hand, to achieve the loyalty of nationalists, on the other — share the responsibility, that is to conclude a situational Alliance with right-wing radicals," explains the expert.
The consequences of this step depend on the reaction of other participants in the negotiations, said Bortnik.
Former member of Parliament, speaker of the Parliament of new Russia Oleg Tsarev commented on the situation: "Negotiations have stalled. Zelensky doesn't want to go to the conflict with the nationalists, he is afraid. Therefore, breakouts will not. Zelensky could all change with the stroke of a pen, he needs to sign already "voted" by Parliament a law of Amnesty. But he does not".
"The President wants to shift the responsibility for the failure of the Minsk agreements on Russia — continues Tsarev. — It involves a group of negotiators provocateurs. If the Republic refuses to negotiate with them, Ukraine will accuse them of sabotaging the peace process. It would be possible to get involved in this game: to connect people who are unacceptable to Kiev, but it's pointless. Breakthroughs in the negotiations was when Ukrainian troops were in the boilers. But it is not a method. That is why I believe that the situation is deadlocked".
The politician added that "if Kiev had every opportunity to enter into the composition of the negotiators of ultranationalistic Irina Farion and Larissa Nicoll, he would no doubt have done it."
Negotiation is always a compromise, emphasizes the Agency. And the appearance of people, rejecting in advance the possibility of an agreement, shows that in Kiev simply do not want to move to the world.